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Table 3 Correlation between carotid adventitial VV ratio and the biochemical or anthropometric parameters

From: Left carotid adventitial vasa vasorum signal correlates directly with age and with left carotid intima-media thickness in individuals without atheromatous risk factors

  Right VV Ratio Left VV Ratio
Age (years) −0.079 (0.563) 0.313 (0.015)*
Glucose (mg/dl) −0.129 (0.344) −0.150 (0.252)
Cholesterol (mg/dl) 0.135 (0.321) −0.144 (0.272)
HDL-Cholesterol (mg/dl) 0.037 (0.787) 0.035 (0.789)
LDL-Cholesterol (mg/dl) 0.063 (0.643) −0.083 (0.530)
TG (mg/dl) 0.147 (0.281) −0.139 (0.291)
CRP (mg/l) 0.026 (0.850) −0.188 (0.150)
SBP (mmHg) −0.007 (0.961) 0.115 (0.383)
DBP (mmHg) 0.042 (0.762) 0.038 (0.773)
PP (mmHg) −0.079 (0.566) 0.138 (0.296)
WC (cm) 0.172 (0.228) 0.038 (0.785)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 0.018 (0.891) −0.074 (0.593)
  1. Spearman’s correlation coefficient (p-value). (*) p < 0.05.
  2. TG: triglycerides; CRP: C-reactive protein; SBP: systolic blood pressure; DBP: diastolic blood pressure; PP: pulse pressure; WC: waist circumference; BMI: body mass index.